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to throw atlantic city a life line and collect some revenue sos they can cut tax rates across the board for everybody. this is "the kudlow report" and we begin right now. >>> before we jump in let me give you my continuing optimistic view of this market. yes the fed remains easy. that's huge. you know what else? the there are is strong. no interests in gold. good numbers on homes sales, consumer confidence and core capital goods. profits are rising modestly and finally my contrary view that the budget cutting sequester which will limit government is pro growth for the economy and winds up being pro wealth creation for stocks. i think the sequester is part of the market's rally and that sequester is only two days way. the markets know all about it. so i'm still playing this from the optimistic side. let us get into focus on that very sequester. cnbc contributor robert costa joins us live from washington. he has the latest news on the sequester. there's some weird stuff going on out there. help me. first of all, a sequester is due on friday whenever the president signs it or whatever and
professional life. he'll also talk a little bit of time at citi. that's been controversial, as you guys have pointed out. the question to a lot of lawmakers is, what exactly did jack lew while he worked at citi for the money he collected. he'll describe himself as a changed agent inside citi. he doesn't mention at all in the prepared remarks anything about this fund that he invested in, that was based in the cayman islands. that's likely to be controversial. we're likely to hear several questions about that one. david, the prepared testimony is one thing, but when then get to the q&a, they'll bear down on what jack lew has to say. carl. >> eamon, there's some discussion how his grilling might be a little bit light, only because republicans haven't really coalesced around a whole lot of opposition. >> yeah, i think the consensus is, they might bang him up a little bit in the hearing. but the expectation is he'll get through and the president will get his man. jack lew has been scrutinized in the past for a variety of jobs. he's a well-known figure here in washington. a lot of republicans don'
. chrw. a lot of buying of may 60 calls. >> stock correcting more than 10%. bought citi yesterday and more this morning. >> tesla. among the june 40 calls, unfairly beaten up. >> tweet me. that does it for us. can you see more "fast" at 5:00 tonight. big snap back. dow marching towards all time closing highs. right now up 130 points and "power" starts now. >> it is 1:00 in the east. welcome, everybody. on wall street we have several breaking stories to tell you about. big news on apple and price line today. apple's shareholder's meeting and a day after a big report on priceline. we have that company's ceo. let's look at apple shares for the upday on the market. we will delve deeply into apple in just a moment. meantime, priceline, let's take a look that one. sort of the massive performance over the last few years at $698 even. it is higher by 19.51 at this instance. sue is at the new york stock exchange. hi, sue. >> hi, ty. we have a strong market day today. markets are popping on very solid economic news. durable goods numbers and good earnings. and of course ben bernanke's reaff
's revenue sharing, it is economic development for the areas, the communities and cities where we operate, so it's not just about baseball teams. we continue to do well. >> thank you so much for joining us. a great pleasure having you on. >> likewise. >> linda alvarado, alvarado construction. >>> a sneak peek in the green room, packed this morning. they regularly talk on conference calls with the white house, consulting with the president on issues of vital economic performance. today, they consult with you our viewer on "squawk box." at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
for cablevision in a very long time. david, in the meantime, we want to call your attention to vatican city. pope benedict xvi stepping down after nearly eight years as pontiff after unexpectedly announcing his resignation on february 11th for health reasons. you can see him walking down the hall here. he's expected to depart vatican city by helicopter heading to castel gandolfo where he will take up temporary residence until his new residence outside of vatican city is complete. once he steps into the castel gandolfo, the doors will closed and it is complete. >> thousands of people stormed into st. peter's square to watch this happen. they put big screen televisions inside the vatican grounds for the public to watch what is happening. it's hard to get a vantage point of the scale if you've never been there but isn't that just an amazing thing to watch? >> and historic are, given that we haven't seen anything like this in 600 years, right? >> i wasn't there but obviously you were, david. eagerly checking the stocks. >> yes, i was. >> interesting this morning, cardinal dolan of new york was asked
an investor day in new york city today. shares are down. they are up almost 8% so far this year, down a half percent today. kayla tausche covering auction across the river in new york city. kayla. >> hey, tyler, well, jamie dimon in the hot seat. remember last week some shareholders called for that role to be split. we haven't heard from him on that point yet. we have heard about management change. lots of turnover, half the executives presenting today were in different roles last year. he begs to differ say too much change saying a lot are jpmorgan vets. the big news on cost cuts. that's why a lot of people looking at the stock down today. the bank is targeting $1 billion in cost cuts. among the ways they are going to get there, 4,000 net head count reductions. we should note they are going to be a lot of head count reductions over the next two years in the consumer banking unit. there could be as many as 19,000 jobs cut with the majority of those in the mortgage banking department as the mortgage environment improves here. that's not to say the consumer bank is shrinking. we heard from cha
private partnership in the cayman islands. he happened to invest in partnerships when he was at citi, and they happened to be based there. >> in romney's case he set them up down there? >> no, he didn't. i was not making -- i never made the cayman islands argument to you ever. >> oh! about romney? >> i never did. go back and check the tapes. never. >> i don't think he ever did. >> i think -- >> i don't think he did. >> in general, just the whole perception. now al gore's got more money, a lot more money than romney, as you know. you think that's in the cayman islands? >> he's not filthy rich. no, that's somewhere safe, the lea -- the middle east. >> as the ocean washes across the country, it's safe, probably in gold. >>> in the markets, the futures are fight slightly higher. yesterday the dow was up by 47 point. the s&p up by two. as patty dawn points out, the nasdaq has been the big issue. it was actually down yesterday by five points. it has not closed above the 3,200 level that so many had been watching closely. some say in order to see the s&p 500 and the dow break out to new hig
.s. home prices continued to rise through december of last year. the ten-city composite up 5.9%. the 20-city composite up 6.8%. david blitzer is the chairman of the s&p 500 index committee. david, welcome back. good morning. >> good morning. >> pretty good numbers to close out the year. people still trying to get their arms around how distressed properties are moving some of these prices, especially in key markets. >> that's right. i think the overall picture is very, very strong. the national index, which is up 7.3% for the four quarters, ended with the end of 2012. so really, all across the country things look good. only one city of all 20 was down on the year-over-year basis. >> still, though, i'm told the index is heavily skewed by the share of distressed. that's why atlanta could be down 17%. and now up 10% year-over-year. are these numbers, are they reflective of what's happening with real buyers? >> yes, i think they are reflective of what's actually happening with real buyers. what we've seen in city after city over the last couple of years is the city will get hit with a wave o
of the u.s., it is cricket city. 37 in kansas city with clouds. 31 in minneapolis. and back out west we go, rain in seattle. and it, look like partly cloudy skies for much of central and southern california. now, what about travel? what can you expect today as you head out to the airways? at a couple of the airports, you could see some delays. minor delays delays expected in new york. the mix of travels. a mix of rain and is snow in spots lot of cleveland. there you go, guys. let's send it back to you in new york. >> reynolds, we were just talking about sorkin on the best dressed list and you may not be on it, but this is the guy that might replace it. loot him. >> thank you so much. >> you know what? i think he knew he was going to be back on squawk today. it's been a while and you said i'm going to be back on "squawk box." >> got the pocket square going. >> representing. >> and the hair is high .tight today, too, right? when was that done, yesterday? >> high and tight. my dad, god rest his soul, was a high and tight man. >> do you miss us on the days on -- >> every day. a day without "sq
digging out for you. hamden, connecticut, 40 inches. in portland, the biggest snow in city history, 32 inches of snow falling in portland, maine. we have a messy commute for you, more freezing snow, more rain rolling in. for new york, it will be all rain for you. put it on top of the foot of snow that you had, it's a crummy morning. light snow rolling in towards boston and freezing rain, temperatures at 26 degrees. 3 below in bangor. in the capital district about 32. in new york, temperatures close to 42 degrees this morning. a little bit more snow to go, mostly through northern new england, as much as half a foot. and in watertown. but now, in addition to that, the staff has gotten very, very active. yesterday evening, a tornado touching down in hattiesberg, mississippi. many people injured, hitting southern mississippi campus here. more storms firing up this morning, not ruling out tornados. more storms in pensacola, florida, including val ves ton and houston. low chance of tornado, but a high threat for flooding. guys, no matter how you slice it, north or south, some very unwelcome
happened here. let me give you one example of what citi wrote, for example. shock waves across the market. this is what happens when the worst case comes through. high political uncertainty is negative for investments in italy. so this is quite bad. remember, this is a parliamentary system. so even though someone yesterday got the most votes, they didn't win. that is luigi bersani. berlusconi and grillo got a lot more votes than anyone expected. that's what led to gridlock and so no one is in control. silvio berlusconi, sounding exhausted, called into one of his networks this morning to chat with the news anchors there. first of all, he doesn't think there should be new elections, which is a possibility. when he was asked about interest rates rising in italy, he said, don't worry about interest rates. they are an invention. the markets are a little bit independent and a little bit crazy. and the fact that the spread is widening compared to german interest rates, why do we have to compare ourselves to the germans all the time? we don't have to. he hinted to a coalition with the left. he di
to offer online betting. this bill means that online playing of any game offered by atlantic city's 12 casinos is out there. so bets can't be placed until the state division of gaming enforcement actually sets a start date. casinos say that it could take stockton 12 months to get ready. with all the stories you heard about atlantic city, they could probably use an advantage, some sort of help to get people back in their dorms. >>> we go -- back in their doors. >>> from gambling to beer. class-action lawsuits accusing anheuser-busch of watering down its brands. the suits claim that consumers have been cheated out of the alcohol con stated on levels. this is only 3-2 -- >> some have supposed to have 5%, some are supposed to have 4%. apparently there's some ex-employees who have come forward. >> right. >> suggest that -- >> whistle blowers say they know they were intentionally watering stuff down which is crazy. the beer lovers in the suit are seeking millions in damages for all the alcohol that they missed out on. the lawsuits are based on information again, as andrew said, from former e
. it's really a tale of two cities, right? you've got the market feeling great from the get-go, mutual fund inflows. you feel the market wanted to go higher in january. it carried over a little bit into february. but there's been no follow-through really on the volume. and the other metrics you would look at. a little better on options. so it's interesting. now the question is, do things like sequestration and what's going on in italy right now throw us a few curveballs we don't really need right now. >> or maybe our volume levels are down for good. >> could be. >> people just say that's the wave. >> the investors are certainly turning over their portfolios less than they were. they're moving into higher asset classes now. maybe we have to get used to a new normal on volumes. >> derivatives strong, divide that up pretty good in the yields. that can work for everybody. >> i think the strategy in the merger really is a divide and conquer strategy. stapling on our interest rate complex to their commodity and energy franchise. gives us more time to focus on the nyse assets here. so i'm exc
. >>> it was a budget day in hong kong. we'll head out east to get all the data as the city's poised to enjoy a return to higher growth. >>> and we fly tout singapore to speak to the global head of trade at hspc who think that the face of trade is changing as more high-end products are due to be exported out of emerging markets. >>> bides all of that -- besides all of that, the focus is on the auction in italy. that will hit the tape in an hour and ten minutes. how much will italy have to pay for its political impasse? rome looking to sell between three and four billion euros of a ten-year issue. this was the six-month auction producing the most since 2012, up around 50 basis points. this is where the euro is trading ahead of the auction. 130.79 where we stand currently. yesterday we were down at seven-week low of around 1,317 -- 1.3017. it's warned in italy that a loss of investor confidence could increase borrowing costs and reignite the debt crisis. as for italy's politicians, the leader of the center left coalition has vowed that he would try to form a government and seek an alliance that would re
cities. answers. >>> if the housing market is coming back, then you know that i think that the housing theme cannot be denied. despite the doubts that cropped up mid-week about this sector. and if the banks are making more loans, and you know i think that can't be denied, specifically residential mortgage loans, another one of my favorite themes for 2013, which i did not abandon during the week, then how about we talk about a crazy idea for speculation friday? how crazy? you know what? i think this housing rebound is so robust that it's time to consider buying a mortgage insurer. albeit only for speculation. this is speculation friday. and the one i've got my eye on is -- radian group. rdn for all you home gamers. the stock i told you years ago you had to get out no matter what. the mortgage insurance companies, as you might expect from the name, write insurance policies on mortgages that compensate lenders or investors if the borrowers default on the loan. so let's say you take out a loan to buy a house and put down 15%. the bank is required to go to the federal housing administration
on or the attempted hacking of banks. b of a and citi group and chase, everybody admits there's been attacks on them and deflections. but should we worry about our internal bank accounts we access online because of hackers? should that be a concern for the average checking account out there? >> for the most part, no. the banks actually of all the industries do probably the best job of protecting themselves. the attacks you've seen recently are something called ddos attacks which disrupt banks to carry on business. this is a serious escalation. it appears they're coming from a nation state that sponsors terror. that's one of the things we have to be looking forward about and doing a better job protecting ourselves. >> all right arthur coviello of rsa, thank you for your thoughts today. >>> as we continue, more on today's big selloff and why some say it may be about to get worse because of washington's dysfunction. as blunt automatic spending cuts are set for four days from now. we're back in a minute. if your tires need to be rotated, you have to get that done as well. jackie, tell me why somebody sh
york university. today's "wall street journal" questions the big bonus citi paid lew. sounds a lot like revolving door crony capitalism. that's right. back with us now is mike ozanian, steve mcmahon, and kay bailey hutchison. mike, i don't know this guy. i don't know. i don't know why nyu had to give him a special severance payment. he left voluntarily. i don't know why citigroup had to give him a bonus. he went to the federal government. the stipulation was if you go work for the federal government, we will guarantee you a bonus. not if you go work for the red cross or a non-profit. this sounds to me like crony capitalism revolving door. >> you know what? i have so much respect for tim geithner, that to me this seems like such a downgrade. it's very disturbing to me. it bothers me even more than the nomination of chuck hagel. it just seems like the president is totally disengaged. no one vetted this guy. it's just crony capitalism, as you said. and the president spoke so vehemently for so long that this was something he was going to put a stop to. >> that's a key point. he talked about
to roll out the first store in new york city. that's not for a while now. but more important they're spending big on the nordstrom website. nordstrom's is moving aggressively into mobile. last year, mobile accounted for a fifth of the total sales and it grew at a 31% clip last quarter. it can help the stock to continue to power higher in a world where everyone gets 3 and 4-g. the next gatsby component, how about ralph lauren -- maybe this isn't the best example. this is the premiere high end apparel brand. nothing says preppy like polo. they earned 240 a share. these companies are doing better even if their stocks aren't. and it gave very healthy guidance for 2013. this is what happens when you have a brand that's perceived to be on the high end of things. the money flows in because people cannot resist a little bit of conspeck shouse consumption. look at coach. they're a dog because they're widely perceived as having fallen behind on the style curve with the merchandise. i don't think ralph lauren will fall prey because they have staying power and they have some great merchants a
, nokia, cincinnati bell, ford motor, jpmorgan and citi. all among the big movers today in terms of volume. with overall volume today also picking up and volume has been, of course, picking this up week with -- with overall volume not looking overall so heavy today but certainly picking up in the last half an hour or so. all-time high, 14,164. we're very close to it right now. meanwhile, since months ago, value investor bob olstein told cnbc that amazon could drop 50% over the next few years. since then the stock has done well moving higher. that hasn't stopped olstein from staying bearish on the stock. in fact, now he's calling amazon a ticking bomb on valuation. he says the wrong price for investors is what they are looking at. surprised short sellers are not piling in on this stock. >> bob joins us now along with cnbc's gary kaminsky who is a bit more positive on amazon, and, bob, we certainly want to get your take on the rally at large as we march towards these new all-time highs. let's go amazon first. people always cite valuation if they are trying to nay say on amazon. what's differ
a little bit more with tina ford, who is senior political analyst at citi. it's a shame we couldn't get the full information in. we've now got with the gridlock here, what is -- i know there are many options. what do you think is the most likely? is a fresh election more likely than us coupling together some kind of coalition? >> i don't think so. at least not yet. to address your question, the next government probably won't last its full five-year term. however, fresh -- >> what is the next government? >> well, we'll get to that. there's no mon date here for austerity. you have a fragmentation amongst political parties, cobbling together a coalition is going to be difficult. historically, a coalition takes three to four weeks and it's not likely to be any quicker with this result. we are looking in the short term in weeks and probably months of political uncertainty. we have presidential elections coming, too. but in terms of fresh elections, they can't happen as quickly as they did in greece where they happened a month later. >> bettrsani will be first up trying to form a government.
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